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Welcome to the 2022 Rookie Season!

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting season of recreational baseball in Yampa Valley!
Rookie baseball is for players of all skill levels. The goal is to teach the game of baseball while developing individual skills and a love for the game. 
At this stage players begin to understand more position play with a continued strong emphasis on coach participation. Baseballs will be pitched from machine. Players will also play on a 50' diamond. No score is kept and this is not a competitive level of play, this continues the process of instructional, hands on play.

Ages: 7 – 8 years old     
Player birthdayes 5/1/13 - 4/30/15
League Dates: Practices can begin May 23; Game/practice schedule will run June 6 – July 31
Practice Day/Time TBD by Coach, 1 practice/week, planning for 1 game/week.
Games Schedule will be released 2 weeks prior to season start. 

Player Evaluation
A player evaluation event will be held on May 9th and 10th. All players 7 and older must sign up for a 5 minute time-slot (sign-up link will be sent out 2 weeks prior), where they will take part in an evaluation of throwing, catching, and hitting. Registered coaches are present and use the evaluations as a basis to form competitive and balanced teams. Please don't miss this date as it will make sure teams are drafted fairly and allow for a competitive season. There will be a makeup date on Wednesday, May 11th if needed. 

Player evaluation will include:
  • 5 fly balls and throw to 2nd base
  • 5 ground balls and throw to 1st base
  • 5 hits off a pitching machine, on the 5th hit, run the bases to 3rd

NOTE: Please keep an eye out for an email from USSSA Baseball. There is an insurance waiver that you need to sign. Thank you

Please find below some helpful information to set your player up for success:
 
League Goals
 
  • Have fun!
  • Teach the game of baseball 
  • Develop individual skills
  • Share and encourage a love for the game  
 
Next steps for the league
 
  • Families will be notified of teams and the first week's schedule by Sunday, May 15th.
  • All play will be at Emerald Fields, 900 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO.
  • Please remember you can check for rainouts throughout the season, etc. on https://www.yampabaseball.org  or by joining our Facebook Page -Yampa Valley Youth Baseball. We also encourage you to sign up to receive text notification. You will receive an email closer to the season with that option.
  • Please also be on the lookout for an email from USSSA. As the national association, they also hold our league insurance. You will receive an email asking you to sign off on their waiver. Please do so. This is the only thing you need to do on their website.
 
Uniform suggestions
 
  • Glove - What size glove should I buy?
  • Shirt - provided by league
  • Pants - baseball pants, white/grey will be decided by coach
  • Belt - baseball belt, color to match uniform
  • Shoes - baseball cleats suggested
  • Helmet - recommended to purchase own, but team will have plenty available
  • Bat - recommended to purchase own, but team will have plenty available
  • What size bat should I buy? 
  • Ball - Standard Baseball
 
Get to know the YVBA League Rules
 
Here’s how we teach the basics
 
 
Please let us know if you have any further questions at [email protected] or call Nich at 805-550-7664.
 
Thank you and here's to a great season!

Registration Listing

2022 Rookie

Welcome to the 2022 Rookie Season!

 We are looking forward to a fun and exciting season of recreational baseball in Yampa Valley!

Rookie level baseball is for players of all skill levels. The goal is to teach the game of baseball while developing individual skills and a love for the game. 
At this stage players begin to understand more position play with a continued strong emphasis on coach participation. Baseballs will be pitched from machine. Players will also play on a 50' diamond. No score is kept and this is not a competitive level of play, this continues the process of instructional, hands on play.

Ages: 7 – 8 years       
Player Birth Date Range: May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2015 
Baseball ages can be calculated at https://www.usssa.com/baseball/ageCalculator

Season Dates: May 23 – July 31, 2021 
Practice will be scheduled by the coach, 1-2 per week.
Game Schedule will be released 2 weeks prior to season start. 2 games/week.

Location: Emerald Fields at 900 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO
 
 Fees include a uniform shirt and hat.
Scholarships available.

Questions? Please email [email protected] .

2022 Rookie

Registration closes on 06/30/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 05/23/2022 to 07/31/2022
$50.00

Field Directory

Locations

Emerald Park

500 Pamela Lane Steamboat Springs Colorado United States 80487

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Emerald Park - GREEN Field

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Emerald Park - RED Field

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Emerald Park - YELLOW Field

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Emerald Park - BLUE Field

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Whistler - South Field

3860 Whistler Road Steamboat Springs Colorado United States 80487

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Steamboat Youth Baseball

P.O. Box 880923 
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80488
Email : [email protected]
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